Friday, March 12, 2010

Those Fundie Public Schools

Betcha thought I was going to say homeschoolers. While some liberals are wasting their time harassing homeschoolers the Fundamentalist are taking over the Public Schools.

The Texas Board of Education on Friday approved a social studies curriculum that will put a conservative stamp on history and economics textbooks, stressing the superiority of American capitalism, questioning the Founding Fathers’ commitment to a purely secular government and presenting Republican political philosophies in a more positive light.

The conservative members maintain that they are trying to correct what they see as a liberal bias among the teachers who proposed the curriculum. To that end, they made dozens of minor changes aimed at calling into question, among other things, concepts like the separation of church and state and the secular nature of the American Revolution.

Cynthia Dunbar, a lawyer from Richmond who is a strict constitutionalist and thinks the nation was founded on Christian beliefs, managed to cut Thomas Jefferson from a list of figures whose writings inspired revolutions in the late 18th century and 19th century, replacing him with St. Thomas Aquinas, John Calvin and William Blackstone. (Jefferson is not well liked among conservatives on the board because he coined the term “separation between church and state.”)

Guess IF you want your child to get a liberal education in Texas you will have to homeschool. Read the rest of the article here.


  1. ahh, regards my latest message. I see you have already seen it.

    Phew. Everytime I wonder if I am a good enough homeschool teacher I see something that reassures me that I can't possibly screw up more than the public school system.


  2. Just one of the many reasons why, when my husband asks "Where do you want to go next?" (he's in the military), I respond, "Not the South, and DEFINITELY not Texas!"

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